Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion

01/10/2010 Update: Volkswagen Australia has confirmed the Volkwagen Golf Bluemotion will make an appearance at the 2010 Sydney Motorshow before its local launch in 2011.
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In July, CarAdvice brought you news that Volkswagen had announced a new, highly-efficient Golf model which returns 3.41L/100km on the combined cycle and emits just 107 g/km of carbon dioxide. Now a new model is available to order (not yet available in Australia) – the most efficient production Golf ever – which achieves 3.16L/100km combined and emit a class-leading 99 g/km.

The new Golf BlueMotion uses as its basis the standard Golf’s 1.6-litre TDI common rail engine with 77kW of power and maximum torque of 250Nm, developed at 1,500 rpm. This engine endows the new model with a zero to 100km/h time of 11.3 seconds and a top speed of 190km/h.

To further improve fuel efficiency the Golf BlueMotoion include a Start/Stop system, regenerative braking, hill hold, longer gear ratios, low rolling resistance tyres, a multifunction computer - showing recommended gear changes for maximum economy - and sports suspension.

Aerodynamic improvements, thanks to a sports styling kit, also improve efficiency as well as distinguishing the Golf BlueMotion from others in the range.

The new Golf BlueMotion is priced from £17,325 (AUD$30,950).